Bellator 221

MMA Junkie’s ‘Knockout of the Month’ for May: A sick punch ends an undefeated run

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best knockouts from May 2019: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Knockout of the Month” award for May. At the bottom of the post, let us know...

Patricio Freire gloats over Bellator 221 win, shuts down Michael Chandler’s response

Let it be known: There is no love lost between Patrico Freire and Michael Chandler. Earlier this month, Freire and Chandler culminated their longstanding feud at Bellator 221, with “Pitbull” needing just 61 seconds to knock out Chandler to win the lightweight title and become a Bellator champ-champ. Ever...

Video: Backstage at Bellator 221 with Michael ‘Venom’ Page

nt" Bellator 221 didn’t exactly go according to plan for Michael Page. The sensational British striker known as “MVP” got caught and knocked out by the dangerous Douglas Lima in their welterweight grand prix semifinal bout, which made for Page’s first professional MMA loss. But the evening was a...

Bellator 221 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps...

Trading Shots: What was the point of that Bellator 221 squash match between Jake Hager and the ‘beef plant’ guy?

nt" Did Bellator give us an irredeemable squash match by pitting former WWE wrestler Jake Hager against beef plant worker T.J. Jones, or is this just par for the course in MMA? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMA Junkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this...

Bellator 221: MacDonald or Gracie? It doesn’t matter to Douglas Lima – mostly

Gallery Douglas Lima def. Michael Page at Bellator 221: Best photos ROSEMONT, Ill. – Now that Douglas Lima has punched his ticket – literally – to another crack at the welterweight title, he doesn’t care who he has to beat to get his belt back. Well, mostly. Lima (31-7...

Bellator 221 results: A.J. McKee stays unbeaten, outworks ex-champ Pat Curran

Gallery A.J. McKee def. Pat Curran at Bellator 221: Best photos ROSEMONT, Ill. – Former featherweight champion Pat Curran didn’t make things easy on A.J. McKee on Saturday night, but McKee still found a way to be dominant. McKee (14-0 MMA, 14-0 BMMA) stayed perfect with a unanimous decision...

Jake Hager appreciates his spot heading into Bellator 221 fight

nt" CHICAGO – Jake Hager knows his MMA career is a little different than most. He also knows the fact he’s now facing his second career bout doesn’t change much from the first time around. He’s getting the big push from Bellator primarily because of his fame as a...

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